Saturday, 14 May 2011

finished 28mm late roman army including camp

Here we have one complete, 300 point, impetus army. I can already get this well over 400 if I included the goths, which I have painted so far, as allies.

Note the only thing here I haven't blogged yet is the camp diorama. Given the scale, I made up my mind not to do an actually "camp" as such. I opted instead to represent a sort of fortified position. This is built around the gripping beast artillery piece that I had little use for in the end. I didn't actually unbase it though. Just built the camp around it using thin modelling foam and filler.

A few modelling points about the camp.

  • The banners turned out well but didn't photograph that good. I used a linen based product that you can put through any inkjet printer. I then frayed the edges with a pin and added a quick wash to make them look older.
  • The base was made using thin sheet foam which was cut into a multilevel hill. I then coated in cheap filler and attached the figures with "hard as nails" adhesive.
  • Grit/small stones were then added with PVA and painted/drybrushed with raw umber.
  • The stakes are toothpicks and the figures are a mixture of Warlord games, Musketeer miniatures, gripping beast and crusader.

Those who follow my blog and have a good eye may have noticed something different about my cavalry - more on that next time.

The Camp ...



the mastif has spotted a mule bringing supplies - the figure itself looked curious












The Whole Army
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Click on below picture for close up of the heavy infantry



Gothic style Bucellarii cavalry - to be used as cataphactii in this list



Foundry make good lights/archers due to their smaller stature



Bows Strung with brush bristles



My archers are based in a single rank - this allows be to field them as independant units or supporting sagitarii, to the rear of the heavy foot.



Click below for a nice view of the cavalry to the right.



19 comments:

BigRedBat said...

Those are superb. I can see a lot of Black Tree there, and Foundry, and some of the new Muskateers. They all look to work together very well... love the basing, too.

BigRedBat said...

ps are the cavalry carrying shields with a variety of infantry patterns?

Willie Anderson said...

Fantastic Jon well done!

Bedford said...

Impressive!

Very imaginative use of 'vignette' style basing as you might expect with Impetus- combined of course, with some very nice painting!

Darrell.

Marc said...

Really nice stuff.

sebastosfig said...

wonderful stuff. Excellent! A treat to the eyes

Ray Rousell said...

Beautiful figures, you've done a grand job on the painting, the flags look great too!!

blucher said...

Hi Bat,

The cavalry are using the LBMS gothic shields. These have three variations and are not specific to cavalry or infantry.

Will be using quite a few for the barbarians.

DeanM said...

As everyone has already stated - superb, impressive, fantastic! Beautifully and realistically portrayed. Regards, Dean

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

That's one awesome looking army! Those banners and the extra effort of stringing the bows is superb!

Christopher

Robert Hingley said...

I'm just drooling looking at this army. Excellent work.

Scullmeister said...

Superb looking army. Great mix of miniatures and lovely colour palette. Basing is great also. Well done and thanks for sharing.
Scullmeister

JET (aka Jason) said...

That army is so hot! I've been watching your progress from day one. You must be (and should be) proud of your accomplishment. Did you light a big cigar when the last base was finished? :)

MiniMike said...

Beautiful army, thanks for sharing!

Bill T said...

Outstanding and very insparational :)

Cyrus said...

Just brilliant!

Crazy Joe said...

Excellent paint jobs aside, this is a really inspirational army.

Gaz.

fireymonkeyboy said...

Beautiful work, as always. Terrific to see it all en masse.

yorkie said...

Better late than never, but what a great looking army. Well done!

Steve